good news for trans women & other trans female spectrum folx and those of us who like to have sex with them:
the once super hard to get ahold of “brazen: trans women safer sex guide” by morgan m page (put out by the 519) is now available for download in pdf form!
this is a super important and awesome resource and i’m not really aware of anything else like it out there—i learned a lot of important (and also sexy) stuff reading it and now you can too!
Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
This is from a documentary called “The Color of Fear”. If you want to understand how people of color feel every fucking day, then watch this video. Especially when he starts yelling.
I wonder how much has changed in the last 16 years :|
“And that’s part of what it means to be American, to me. To have all these things that you can do if you want to that you don’t have to do if you don’t wanna do. And there’s a way in which american and white and human become synonyms. That, why can’t we all just treat each other as human beings, to me, when i hear it from a white person, means, why can’t we all just pretend to be white people.”
YES YES YES YES UGH YES.
and i want white people to know that that anger he has, when he’s yelling, the pain he’s expressing, that is what we carry every fucking day with us and learn to repress. every damn day. for your comfort. for our safety. and to the detriment of our health. remember that.
I want to punch that white man in the face repeatedly. Ugggghhhhh so much fucking rage at his impassive not-giving-a-shit in the face of that beautiful impassioned truth.
Black men DO in Kehinde’s work, what they refuse to do in (mainstream) Rap music, which is Be fragile, be human and demand to be free. ~allcity.
This artist’s work is so amazing that I’m just gonna reblog it every damn time it comes up.
This is STUNNING.